Corrupt video and audio files

January 5, 2009 at 19:43:21
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional(SP2), 1.864 GHz / 1013 MB
I did a complete repair of my OS after i had
some issues with my internet connectivity(was
the last option i had) and it went on well
until i started playing some audio and video
files (The same files which worked pretty
well minutes before the dreaded repair).....
The files still open and play without any
glitches but the audio part has its volume
going up and down ...... I rule out any virus
attack coz i did a complete virus scan(i use
Avg 8: updated daily) of my whole computer
before repairing just to make sure that the
connectivity thing wasnt due to some
virus...... i did some tests with mp3val,
FSMp3fix and found out that abt 80% of my
songs are corrupt ..... I even reinstalled
the audio driver, the codecs, but nothing
seems to work... I even tried playing the
songs with other applications but still the
same problem... I am dumbfounded....... how
can that be ....Can a successful repair coz
any existent data to corupt.....Not too
sure.. Do i need to reinstall my OS ......
Heck i dont wanna go through that... Thanks
in advance.


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January 5, 2009 at 21:27:17
I find it hard to accept the fact that multiple files have been corrupted. I think it would be much more likely that it's a hardware or software playback problem. Try some of the 'corrupted(?)' files on another system.

Are you playing from a hard drive or CDs and does it fail on both?

NTVDM = NT, Win2K and WinXP Virtual DOS Manager

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January 6, 2009 at 20:33:19
Thanks a tonne aegis1 ...... i managed to
solve the problem..... it was a sound card
driver issue ... after ur suggestion i did
play some of these files on my friends comp
and they played just fine .... after some
hours of sound card troubleshooting i did
finally crack the darned puzzle .....all i
had to do was update my outdated sound card
driver .... feels great .... thanks again....
god bless.

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